Published March 11, 2012 - 7:46pm
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Former Georgia tight end Orson Charles was arrested early Friday morning and charged with a DUI in Athens, Georgia.
He’ll have some explaining to do over the next few days to avoid a drop in April’s draft.
Hilda Sorrow, a Athens-Clarke County police spokeswoman, says Charles was arrested at 3 a.m. Friday under the suspicion of drunken driving. Charles failed parts of a sobriety test and his blood alcohol level of .095 was above the legal limit. According to local jail records, he was released an hour after being arrested on $1,750 bond.
Charles, projected by most to fall in the second or third round, left Georgia after his junior season and is tied for the school’s record in touchdowns by a tight end with 10. He caught 45 passes for 574 yards last fall.